Galesburg Man Tricked and Arrested
A Galesburg man has been sentenced to 120 months in prison for attempting to entice a minor to engage in sexual activity.
According to a press release from United States Attorney Nicholas Klinefeldt, 44-year-old David Ponce was communicating online with an undercover officer who was pretending to be a 13-year-old girl. Ponce discussed sexual activity in a number of those conversations with the undercover officer. When Ponce traveled to Clinton, Iowa to meet up with what he thought was a “teenager”, he was arrested at the predetermined meeting spot.
Ponce has also been sentenced to 12 years of supervised release after he serves his prison term.